While Amazon Prime Day has come and gone for 2021, the retail giant still has plenty of deals still live in Australia, including some especially choice discounts on some seriously solid headphones.
This includes the lowest price ever on the five-star Sony WH-1000XM4 – the current industry leaders in wireless noise-cancelling headphones – as well as a few popular Bose, Sennheiser and Panasonic over-ear cans and true wireless in-ear buds.
If you're in the market for some true-wireless buds, it's worth noting that all four pairs of the pairs we have listed below received the full five stars in What Hi-Fi? reviews, so you can be sure you're getting a quality pair of buds no matter which ones you pick.
For a full list of the deals still live, you can visit our Amazon Prime Day page and have a browse, but below we're highlighting the best headphone discounts that Amazon Australia currently has to offer.
The latest WH-1000XM4 headphones are Sony's best when it comes to their flagship features – offering awesomely improved ANC and audio with its intelligent adaptive noise-cancelling and a pleasing, warm audio profile. This is the biggest discount we've seen on these cans since their launch, with the Black (opens in new tab) option currently going for AU$330 and the Silver (opens in new tab) running just AU$319, so save yourself up to AU$180 at Amazon now.
While we didn't give Boses' Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 (opens in new tab) full marks in our review, one of the main drawbacks we cited was its high pricetag compared with the compeition, so this deep discount does remedy that a large degree. Boses' premium and elegant flagship ANC cans are discounted by almost half price on Amazon at the moment, with Black and Silver costing just AU$330, while Soapstone is a touch more expensive at AU$377.
If the above two pairs of ANC headphones are a little too high in price for your needs, the already affordable Sennheiser HD 450BT (opens in new tab) is reduced by a solid 43% on Amazon right now. With smooth, easy-listening audio, an excellent battery life, aptX support, and decent noise-cancelling, this is a great price on a solid pair of wireless cans from the revered audio brand.
True wireless in-ear buds
We gave the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2 full marks in our review (opens in new tab), with one of the few detractors being their price, so with Amazon's solid 42% discount, now's the perfect time to pick up a pair of these premium, noise-cancelling buds. These lightweight, comfortable and great-sounding 'buds are available in either black (opens in new tab) or white (opens in new tab).
While we rarely see the Panasonic RZ-S500W (opens in new tab) without some kind of discount, this 48% reduction is the biggest saving we've seen on these five-star buds. They boast excellent noise-cancelling, great touch controls and a detailed sound, promising a lot of bang for buck, and that buck is a whole let cheaper right now.
Bose has taken its expertise in noise-cancelling to the true wireless format with the QuietComfort Earbuds, taking on the likes of Sony with its WF-1000XM3. Here at What Hi-Fi?, we gave them five stars (opens in new tab) for their superbly balanced and exciting sound, along with their impressive ANC capabilities. Available in Black (opens in new tab) or Soapstone (opens in new tab) for AU$299 at Amazon.
Sennheiser hit it out of the park with these true wireless buds, our five-star review (opens in new tab) praised their lively and detailed sound, lightweight fit and terrific overall value. While we've seen the delightful CX 400BT discounted fairly regularly, but with this this better-than-half-price saving, it's the lowest prices we've seen. Available in Black (opens in new tab) or White (opens in new tab) on Amazon.